Colleen O’Holleran is a program manager at Landesa, where she leads capacity- and network-development initiatives. She was previously at Engineers Without Borders and has consulted for development projects in Asia, Africa and the Americas. O'Holleran serves on the Board of Directors of Un Mundo and the Golok Scholarship Foundation. She holds a master’s in sustainable development from the School for International Training and a bachelor’s in anthropology from the University of Colorado.
Civil society, governments and the private sector can work collaboratively to promote equality in land rights and advocate for women in land acquisition issues. Colleen O'Holleran, program manager at Landesa, shares two stories of women advocating on the ground for women's land rights — and what the global development community can learn from their experience.